Kimberley Caravan is well known for dealer specials, from more than one UK manufacturer. This year its Swift-based specials have a new name, Icon, and have expanded to cover more than one range.

The Icon Trend is based on the Eccles, while the Icon takes the Sprite as a starting point. We visited Kimberley’s Nottingham branch to view the Icon Trend 2, modelled on the two-berth end-washroom Eccles 480.

Aside from the eye-catching new Icon logo, there is little immediate difference in terms of appearance between a standard Eccles and the Icon Trend.

You do get an ‘entertainment hatch’, which includes an external TV socket and mains switch – so if you want to put the TV in the awning or even outside (neighbours permitting), you can. There’s an external gas barbecue point on the nearside, too.

Look inside the gas bottle locker and you’ll see it includes a Truma DuoControl crash sensor change-over regulator.

The A-frame has Al-Ko’s manoeuvring handle, and ATC is fitted as standard. All Trends come with an Al-Ko wheel lock, and have a Truma Waterline connection. Such extras will make for very easy set-up.
This dealer special is 45kg heavier than the Swift on which it is based, but the MTPLM is higher, so it only takes 5kg off the payload.